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The Building is Empty But So is The Grave (COVID-19 Update, 04/06/20)

This week for a majority of Christendom is Holy Week. Starting yesterday, with Palm Sunday (a celebration of the triumphal entry), and ending seven days later with Easter Sunday (a celebration of the resurrection), Holy Week has a significance for many Christians. This week also ... Read More

Letter to SDBs (COVID-19 Update, 03/17/20)

March 17, 2020   Dear Seventh Day Baptists,  Yesterday, President Trump issued new guidelines for the public in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. You may be seeing the implementation of many of those guidelines in your community such as the closure of gyms/ movie theaters/schools, ... Read More

The Summit 2020 Cancelled

To my SDB Pastor Colleagues,  After meeting with General Council on Friday, March 13 and in considering the timelines for many closures, the uncertainty of travel, the restrictions of bi-vocational employers, and the advice of the state of Colorado Health Department, we are making the ... Read More

Letter to SDB Churches RE COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Seventh Day Baptists,  I wanted to take a moment to address the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and what our response as the bride of Christ (the church) should look like amid the fear, concern, and chaos that we are witnessing throughout North America.  As I ... Read More

A New Season! A New Day!

This past Sabbath, February 29th, I had the honor of participating in the Pastoral Installation Service of Pastor Ben and Sister Marcella Figueroa at the Miami Seventh Day Baptist Church.  The theme of the service was appropriately focused on:  “It’s a New Season!  It’s a ... Read More

2020 SDB Pastors Conference — The Summit

Save the dates!  This update about our Annual SDB Pastors Conference is provided by the Director of Pastoral Services, Rev. John Pethtel.  I am personally looking forward to the opportunity to soak in the content of this event, and especially eager to experience the encouragement ... Read More

Join our Church Planting Prayer Initiative at Your Local Church

Team 21 is part of the ADVANCE initiative to promote, support, and fund church planting among SDBs. We are seeking out people who will donate $21 each month towards church planting, pray at least 21 minutes each week (3 minutes per day average) and for ... Read More

MOBILIZE for SDB Pastors Conference 2019 – Register Now

Our 2019 SDB Pastors Conference will take place from April 26-28 in Milton, WI. The theme will be MOBILIZE. All serving or retired pastors and their spouses are welcome to attend. Anyone who is training for pastoral ministry or is feeling a call to pastoral ... Read More

Updated Salary Guidelines for SDB Pastors Available!

2019 COSAR SALARY GUIDELINES FOR SDB PASTORS      The Committee on Support and Retirement (COSAR) desires to serve SDB churches by recommending minimum and goal salaries for full-time SDB pastors.       COSAR recommends that for churches who cannot meet the minimum salary requirement ... Read More

Obituary – Pastor David Taylor

Reverend David L. Taylor JANUARY 28, 1945 – JULY 19, 2018 After a 10 month battle with cancer, Reverend David Lesley Taylor of Bowie, Maryland passed away in his home on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the age of 73. David moved to Maryland with his wife, ... Read More